look at the traxxas stampede 2wd. Its one of the best beginners rc out there. Either the XL5 or the VXL are excellent choices. They are very easy to work on. They will handle grass just fine cause its got about 2-3 inches of ground clearence. And if the regular stampede body doesnt please you, then look at any of the MOnster Jam series trucks cause they are based 100% off of the 2wd stampede except for a more monster truck looking body and some more monster truck looking wheels and tires. O ya and the stampede's are all 100% waterPROOF like you can turn them into boats.